- Nov 5, 2015
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Still not as bad as my friend who took a blind date to Pasolini's Salo: Or the 120 Days of Sodom. That's worse than the DeNiro/Cybill Shepherd date in Taxi Driver in my book. The mind boggles.Kinda grim watching Antichrist with your young child in the room.
That's like sitting down and watching Mulholland Drive with your depressed failed actress friend.
Indeed. Epic series, more so than for example any Star Trek variant. because it all fits together over all seasons. Usually, the first season in these types of series contains a lot of trial and error, but here I like how much important stuff they introduced and connected it to later seasons. Well, as I remember it, the last season was a bit to much epilogue for me, but otherwise a really good show.When I do get in the mood to go back in time (warning: GEEK! alert ahead) I pull out my Babylon 5 DVD's. IMHO another show that was not given the love it deserved.
Forget the whole space opera thing, it was extremely well written AND acted with numerous major and minor plot arcs which were weaved together in a masterpiece of storytelling. The interplay among the two actors playing (supposedly) mortal enemies was art in action.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm also into old classics and cult classics, more so now than new movies. And you're right, one of the biggest problems with classics are their treatment of minorities and women. Of course, if a movie from the 40s has a story that takes place during the same time period and contains a racist stereotype made for laughs, it's realistic I guess, but still a bit of a party pooper. Like an old-relative-at-a-party-pooper telling an old joke that is no longer acceptable.Yes, my tastes tend to skew towards older films. But I should point out that movies in general are a great escape, even if they're not necessarily "light." And there's still plenty of room for airy, cotton-candy type films. My main complaint is that these types of films these days are way too long. There's no excuse for a Transformers or Pirates of the Caribbean movie to be 2+hours. Roger Corman used to make genre films that delivered the goods in a snappy 80 minutes.
I must say, however, that newer films offer something classics can't: a far more sophisticated understanding of minorities and their stories. "Moonlight" is a prime example of this. I recently watched Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train and was shocked at how "otherized" blacks were in that film: they were shown only in subservient roles and seen but not heard :doublebanghead:. Boy is it desperately needed to see and hear minorities' stories in films now. It's about time.
Finally, I should also mention I cut my teeth on cult/horror/Hong Kong action films, so I like me some pure escapist fare too:bliss:
Got them all on blu-ray. Watched the first 3 seasons or so, then I got a bit "full" and took a break. But you're right, they often contain some really good scifi. Here's one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite episodes, "The Lonely".Lately I've been on a late night tear of re-watching original Twilight Zone episodes. Man was that show ever ahead of its time on so many levels.
Never seen The Addiction, but it fills my heart with joy that someone on here knows who Abel Ferrara is. MS. 45 is an all-time favorite.Another BCS/BB thing that strikes me... why did they HAVE to engineer a downfall for Saul in... it's a bit like The Addiction (Ferrara Movie) where the end scene nearly reverses the overall statement ...